Favourite Classic Writers

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This title introduces the life and work of some of the best-known classic children's writers from around the world, such as Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and E.B. White. Each includes a short biography, brief summaries and quotes from key works, and a short quote by a contemporary writer. Illustrated with historical pictures and photographs, this volume should be an engaging and useful source of introductory information on classic writers that children will encounter in English classes and in their own reading.


Nikki Gamble was Head of English Education at the School of Education at Anglia Polytechnic University before leaving to work as a freelance lecturer, writer and educations consultant. She is a regular reviewer of children's fiction, contributing to the TES, Books for Keeps, and the School Librarian. She has also been involved with the development of materials for the National Literacy Strategy and is currently working on a publication on guided reading for the Institute of Education, London and funded by the NLS.